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Grand Rapids Press:

FOX 17 meteorologist Jon Shaner is leaving WXMI-TV and he's leaving meteorology. But he's not leaving Grand Rapids. Shaner, who joined FOX 17 eight-and-a-half years ago, will be the new marketing director for the Salvation Army's Kroc Center.

Full story: Why FOX 17 meteorologist Jon Shaner is leaving TV and weather forecasting behind (Mon, 3/2)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • Raised: Nearly $1.4 million by listeners to Cumulus/Detroit News-Talk WJR AM 760 on Friday during the 28th Annual Salvation Army Bed & Bread Radiothon. Since retired jock Dick Purtan helped launch the effort, the philanthropic program has raised over $31 million to help feed and shelter the disadvantaged in Southeast Michigan.

 

 

 

Kalamazoo Gazette:

A public memorial service will be held next month to honor Carl E Lee, the namesake for Western Michigan University's honors college and a radio and television executive. Lee died Feb. 22. He was 96.

Full story: Carl E Lee, broadcasting icon and WMU honors college namesake dies, memorial service March 14 (Fri, 2/27)

 


 

WZZM-TV Ch. 13 Grand Rapids:

On March 1, 2015, WZZM 13 President and General Manager Janet Mason, will be one of six Michigan broadcasters inducted into the prestigious Silver & Gold Circle of the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Full story: WZZM 13's Janet Mason honored with NATAS Silver Circle award (Fri, 2/27)

 


 

Bay City Times:

Two public television premieres kick off a weeklong pledge drive on Saturday for Delta College's Q-TV: a look at the cultural history of the Great Lakes Bay Region and a Celtic concert. The spring pledge drive, which runs from February 28 through March 8, helps support programming on the station, explained Q-TV producer and director Bob Przybylski, and can be supported by calling 1-877-472-7677.

Full story: Delta College documentary exploring immigrants and culture, Celtic concert kick off Q-TV pledge drive (Fri, 2/27)

 

 

 

Detroit Free Press:

Broadcast journalism is a metaphorical window on the world -- and sometimes it lets you look inside its windows as well. Starting Thursday at noon, WXYZ-TV will broadcast "7 Action News at Noon" from a glass-enclosed studio in the Qube building (the former Chase Bank building) neighboring Campus Martius.

Full story: Channel 7 moving noon newscast to downtown Detroit (Wed, 2/25)

 


 

AllAccess.com:

ESPN Sports KSPN-A (ESPN L.A. 710 AM)/LOS ANGELES OM DAVE SHORE is headed to the MOTOR CITY to serve as PD at GREATER MEDIA Sports WMGC (DETROIT SPORTS 105.1)/DETROIT. SHORE, who will start on MARCH 23rd and previously worked at CAPITOL BROADCASTING Sports WCMC (99.9 THE FAN)-WDNC-A (620 THE BUZZ)-Sports WCMC-HD-3 (THE TICKET) and Spanish Sports WCLY-A (1550 ESPN DEPORTES)/RALEIGH-DURHAM and at ESPN Sports KESN (ESPN DALLAS 103.3 FM)/DALLAS, replaces JASON DIXON, who exited earlier this month.

Full story: Dave Shore Named PD At Detroit Sports 105.1 (Wed, 2/25)

 

 

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